Saturday, October 17, 2009

Insert U2 song lyric here

[Bono] told a funny tale of how his wife was grilled at one [New York City private] school about their "family philosophy" and how a son was interrogated as to any "special skills" he possessed; prompting the boy to apparently get up from a chair and humorously hop on one leg and bang his head with a hand. According to Bono, they were rejected at this school which, says its website, charges about $32,000 a year and aims to produce "global ethical leaders."
--James Warren, Atlantic Monthly, on cutthroat NYC admissions

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